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Taxon: Phaseolus lunatus L.

Genus: Phaseolus section: Paniculati
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Phaseoleae subtribe: Phaseolinae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 27591
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:724. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 16-Aug-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 16-Aug-2010
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 2256 in National Plant Germplasm System.
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Economic importance:

  • Human food: pulse   (fide CultTropS)
  • Human food: vegetable   (fide CultTropS)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of Lima bean   (fide Genet Res Phaseolus)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals   (fide Kingsbury)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Sur, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Chiapas, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Mesoamerica: Belize - Cayo, Corozal, Stann Creek, Toledo; Costa Rica - Guanacaste, Heredia; El Salvador - Ahuachapan, La Libertad, San Miguel, San Salvador, San Vicente, Sonsonate; Guatemala - Alta Verapaz, Chimaltenango, Chiquimula, El Progreso, Escuintla, Guatemala, Izabal, Jalapa, Peten, Quezaltenango, Retalhuleu, Sacatepequez, San Marcos, Santa Rosa, Solola, Suchitepequez, Zacapa; Honduras - Atlantida, Colon, Comayagua, Cortes, El Paraiso, Francisco Morazan; Nicaragua - Chinandega, Esteli, Granada, Jinotega, Managua, Zelaya; Panama - Chiriqui, Herrera, Panama
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil - Para
    Western South America: Bolivia - Cochabamba; Colombia - Magdalena; Ecuador - Azuay, Loja; Peru - Cuzco [Quillabamba]
    Southern South America: Argentina - Chaco, Salta; Paraguay

      Naturalized:
  • widely naturalized

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).
  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Andueza-Noh, R. H. et al. 2013. Multiple domestications of the Mesoamerican gene pool of lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.): evidence from chloroplast DNA sequences. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 60:1069–1086.
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960–. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  • Baudoin, J. P. 1988. Genetic resources, domestication, and evolution of lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus). 393–407 In: Gepts, P., ed., Genetic resources of Phaseolus beans. 393–407.
  • Beyra, A. & G. Reyes Artiles. 2004. Revisión taxonómica de los géneros Phaseolus y Vigna (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) en Cuba. Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 61:138–139.
  • Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2.
  • Budanova, V. I. & N. R. Ivanov. 1973. K sistematike roda Phaseolus L. (To the sistematics of the genus Phaseolus L.). Trudy Prikl. Bot. 51:29.
  • Caicedo, A. L. et al. 1999. AFLP fingerprinting of Phaseolus lunatus L. and related wild species from South America. Crop Sci. (Madison) 39:1497–1507.
  • Debouck, D. G. et al. 1989. Observations on little-known Phaseolus germplasm of Ecuador. Pl. Genet. Resources Newslett. 80:15–21.
  • Delgado-Salinas, A. et al. 2006. Phylogeny of the genus Phaseolus (Leguminosae): a recent diversification in an ancient landscape. Syst. Bot. 31:779–791.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Duke, J. A. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Fofana, B. et al. 1999. Molecular evidence for an Andean origin and a secondary gene pool for the Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.) using chloroplast DNA. Theor. Appl. Genet. 98:202–212.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Freytag, G. F. & D. G. Debouck. 2002. Taxonomy, distribution, and ecology of the genus Phaseolus (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae) in North America, Mexico and Central America. Sida, Bot. Misc. 23:103–110.
  • Gutiérrez-Salgado, A. et al. 1995. Evidence for two gene pools of the Lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus L., in the Americas. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 42:15–28.
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. [as P. lunatus var. sylvester].
  • International Seed Testing Association. 1982. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2.
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada.
  • Leitão, H. F. 1974. Contribuição ao estudo taxonômico do gênero Phaseolus L. no Brasil. Bragantia 33:62.
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946–1962. Flora de Cuba.; suppl. 1969
  • Lewis, G. P. 1987. Legumes of Bahia.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936–1971. Flora of Peru.; new ser. 1980-
  • Maesen, L. J. G. van der & Sadikin Somaatmadja, eds. 1989. Pulses. 1:57 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 1:57.
  • Maquet, A. et al. 1999. Phylogenetic study on wild allies of Lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus (Fabaceae), and implications on its origin. Pl. Syst. Evol. 218:43–54.
  • Maréchal, R. et al. 1978. Étude taxonomique d'un groupe complexe d'espèces des genres Phaseolus et Vigna (Papilionaceae) sur la base données morphologiques et polliniques, traitées par l'analyse informatique. Boissiera 28:145.
  • Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:116.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932–. Flora of Suriname.
  • Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Serrano-Serrano, M. L. et al. 2010. Gene pools in wild Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.) from the Americas: Evidences for an Andean origin and past migrations. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 54:76–87.
  • Soukup, J. 1970. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana. 259.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
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Check other web resources for Phaseolus lunatus L.:

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.
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